This vibrantly veneered dressing table exhibits many of the design and construction characteristics associated with the work of Thomas Seymour. The drawers bear several construction points typically found in the Seymour work: the grain of the drawer bottoms runs from side-to-side and the bottoms slide in grooves cut into the lower ends of the drawer front and sides. Small nails join the drawer back to the drawer bottom, which slightly overlaps the drawer back. Long thin glueblocks butt against each other on long sides and neatly spaced small glueblocks are present underneath the drawer fronts. The sides of the case are built up, a method that was intended to reduce cracking. For more discussion of construction methods specific to the Seymour shop, see Robert D. Mussey, The Furniture Masterworks of John and Thomas Seymour (Salem, 2003), pp. 79-132.
For two virtually identical examples attributed to Thomas Seymour, see a dressing chest with mirror from Winterthur Museum, illustrated in Robert D. Mussey, The Furniture Masterworks of John and Thomas Seymour (Salem, 2003), pp. 264-265, cat. no. 65; and a dressing chest with mirror in the collection of the White House (ibid., pp. 262-263, cat. no. 64.)